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Faculty of Arts (2012/2013)
10.12 Gender Studies

Gender Studies courses are designated by GNDR.

1000

Introduction to Gender Studies

(same as the former WSTD 1000) considers gender, gender studies and feminisms as areas of exploration from historical, contemporary, transnational and interdisciplinary perspectives. The aim of this course is to provide a critical framework for thinking about questions relating to gender and other forms of social difference.

CR: the former Women’s Studies 1000, the former Women’s Studies 2000

2005

Identities and Difference

(same as the former WSTD 2005) examines feminist scholarship about the construction of identities and difference in cultural discourses, representation and institutions. This course qualifies as a Research/Writing course.

CR: the former WSTD 2005

PR: GNDR 1000 or the former WSTD 1000

3000

Research Methods in Gender Studies

(same as the former WSTD 3000) familiarizes students with basic tools and research skills for feminist enquiry in Gender Studies research. As a requirement of this course, students may be asked to design and carry out a research project.

CR: the former WSTD 3000

PR: GNDR 1000 or the former WSTD 1000

3001

Women Writers in the Middle Ages

(same as English 3006, Medieval Studies 3006 and the former WSTD 3001) will study selections from the considerable corpus of women’s writing in the Medieval period, as well as issues which affected women’s writing. All selections will be read in English translation.

CR: English 3006, Medieval Studies 3006, the former Medieval Studies 3351, the former WSTD 3001

3002-3020 (Excluding 3004, 3005 and 3009)

Special Topics in Gender Studies

(same as the former WSTD 3002-3020 excluding 3004, 3005 and 3009) will have topics announced by the Department.

CR: the former WSTD 3002-3020 excluding 3004, 3005 and 3009

3005

Feminist Texts, Theories and Histories

(same as the former WSTD 3005) is an examination of the development of feminist theories through analyses of key texts and their connections to historical and contemporary debates within feminism.

CR: the former WSTD 3005

PR: GNDR 1000 or the former WSTD 1000 is required and GNDR 2005 or the former WSTD 2005 is recommended

3025

Theories of Gender, Race and Post-Colonialism

examines theories, themes and issues that have emerged from, and in response to, post-colonial studies in recent decades. This course focuses particularly on what this body of scholarship contributes to understandings of the roles of gender, race and sexuality in colonialism, as well the comprehension of current social and political realities.

PR: GNDR 1000 or the former WSTD 1000 is required and GNDR 2005 or the former WSTD 2005 is recommended

3100

Gendered Politics of Health

(same as the former WSTD 3100) examines intersections of gender and health, recognising these to be politically shaped categories that have direct implications for individual’s lives. This course considers the ways that particular conceptualizations of gender, health and well-being are shaped and challenged and considers the role of individuals, institutions and states in structuring opportunities and challenges related to health.

CR: Sociology 4201, the former WSTD 3100

PR: GNDR 1000 or the former WSTD 1000 is required and GNDR 2005 or the former WSTD 2005 is recommended

3710-3720

Special Topics in Gender Studies

(same as the former WSTD 3710-3720) are available only as part of the Harlow Campus Semester.

CR: the former WSTD 3710-3720

4000

Contemporary Feminist Issues

(same as the former WSTD 4000) is an interdisciplinary seminar in Gender Studies that identifies emerging debates in contemporary feminism and analyses complex and contentious issues and how they intersect and disrupt social constructions of gender.

CR: the former WSTD 4000

OR: 3 hour seminar per week

PR: students must normally have completed GNDR 3005 or the former WSTD 3005 or GNDR 3025 and 15 credit hours in other courses applicable to the Gender Studies Major and Minor programs before taking GNDR 4000. In exceptional cases, students without these prerequisites may be accepted, with the approval of the instructor of GNDR 4000 and the Head of the Department .

4005

Feminist Praxis

(same as the former WSTD 4005) examines, in considerable depth and detail, connections between feminist theories and activism for social and political change. It examines how social movement activism, including feminism, is mobilized in different historical, cultural and national contexts.

CR: the former WSTD 4005

PR: students must normally have completed GNDR 3005 or the former WSTD 3005 or GNDR 3025 and 15 credit hours in other courses applicable to the Gender Studies Major and Minor programs before taking GNDR 4000. In exceptional cases, students without these prerequisites may be accepted, with the approval of the instructor of GNDR 4005 and the Head of the Department.

AR = Attendance requirement; CH = Credit hours are 3 unless otherwise noted; CO = Co-requisite(s); CR = Credit can be retained for only one course from the set(s) consisting of the course being described and the course(s) listed; LC = Lecture hours per week are 3 unless otherwise noted; LH = Laboratory hours per week; OR = Other requirements of the course such as tutorials, practical sessions, or seminars; PR = Prerequisite(s); UL = Usage limitation(s).